Newton, Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyers
The personal injury lawyers of Breakstone, White & Gluck represent those who have been injured by the negligence of others in Newton and across Massachusetts. Since 1992, our attorneys have successfully handled cases involving auto accidents, transportation accidents, personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice for our clients.
Newton, Massachusetts is located in Middlesex County, seven miles away from Boston. With a population of 89,000, Newton is bordered by the Charles River and the communities of Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, Weston, Brookline and Brighton. Originally founded as a town in 1691, Newton is now a city of 13 villages. These villages include Auburndale, Chestnut Hill, Newton Centre, Newton Corner and Newton Highlands. Newton Lower Falls and Newton Upper Falls are located along the Charles River. Other villages include Newtonville, Nonantum, Oak Hill, Thompsonville, Waban and West Newton.
Two courts have jurisdiction over Newton. The Newton District Court is located in West Newton at 1309 Washington Street and handles a wide range of cases, including civil cases with less than $25,000 in damages. Nearby in Woburn, the Middlesex County Superior Court is in nearby Woburn handles civil cases with damages exceeding $25,000.
Our Experience: Newton Personal Injury LawyersMBTA Train Accidents. Over the years, Breakstone, White & Gluck has represented clients in train accidents in Newton. When a Green Line subway crashed in Newton in 2008, we successfully negotiated a settlement with the MBTA on behalf of our 37-year-old client, who was trapped in the collision and seriously injured. In addition to financial compensation, the settlement provided her with the full medical care and rehabilitation she critically needed.
Medical Malpractice. We represent clients injured by medical malpractice across Massachusetts. Our attorneys are recognized as leaders in this field. No one ever expects to be injured by a doctor or surgeon. When this happens, we are here to thoroughly investigate and aggressively advocate for clients and their families. One of our attorneys has been recognized as a Top Medical Malpractice Lawyer by Super Lawyers each year since 2004.
Car Accidents. Car accidents happen daily in Newton. The city is conveniently located near Interstate 95 and the Mass Pike (I-90). Route 9 and Route 30 are major roads which cross in West Newton. This is where a driver who was speeding crashed his SUV into the Sweet Tomatoes restaurant in March 2016. Two customers were killed and the crash caused substantial property damage, closing the restaurant down for months. The driver testified he had been speaking to a friend on Bluetooth just before the accident and said his mind went blank. He also attributed the lapse to a medical condition, but prosecutors were unwilling to drop the charges. The driver's doctor had never provided written restrictions on his driving.
In 2019, the driver was convicted of two counts of motor vehicle homicide and one count of operating a motor vehicle to endanger. He was sentenced to serve four years in the Middlesex House of Correction.
Car crashes are most likely to happen at high speeds. If you have been injured in a Newton car accident, please read this page to learn your rights. It is in your best interest to consult with an attorney who can help you determine if you may have the right to seek financial compensation.
Landlord Negligence and Premises Liability Accidents. Premises liability accidents are those caused by the defective condition of someone's property. The housing shortage in Massachusetts, particularly in the Boston area, has led to many safety lapses. In many cases, landlords are neglecting their responsibilities to save money or simply because they can. College students who live off-campus and other renters are finding themselves at risk.
Breakstone, White & Gluck has handled numerous cases of premises liability and landlord neglect for clients. In 2013, a Boston University student was tragically killed in a house fire on Linden Street in Allston. The house was in violation of the City of Boston zoning rules and an entrance had been blocked to maximize the number of rooms. The fire was a tragedy leaving students traumatized and suffering physical injures. Our attorney represented one of the survivors who was forced to jump and suffered devastating injuries.